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As an integrative counselor I offer a variety of approaches to meet your needs. Here are two I use often.
The Solution Focus Approach is brief and does not assume long term therapy. It assumes that time is limited and it is more useful to focus energy upon finding ways forward rather than dwelling on what hasn't worked.
- Instead of analysing why our life is how it is, we redirect the energy together to create the life you want it to be.
- Instead of problem solving, we focus on a way forward!
- We identify want is working now, even if it is one small thing, and build on these positive exceptions.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This is talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
CBT cannot completely remove your problems, but it can help significantly for you to deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. (See NHS Choices)
You already have all the resources, skills and ability within you to gain your full potential, you only need to bring these to your attention and build upon them. This is possible through reflecting upon your experience in a confidential and impartial environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member: The National Counselling Society.
Professional Standard Register: Accredited Standard No: 059002.
Member of BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
MSc. Therapeutic Counselling. BA(Hons), DipTh, PGCE.
Three days per week with students at a university.
Two days with an NHS provider.
Current CRB checked
My Past Experience includes:
Mainstream secondary teaching.
Working with adults with learning difficulties.
University Student Counselling Service.
Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Direction.
Solution Focused Counselling.
I have a spectrum of experience with children, students and adults, through schools, working with adults with learning difficulties, and currently with students at University which has given me tremendous experience in recognising and integrating difference and diversity in my work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£30 per session.
Counselling available: Daytime - Not available.
Evenings: Monday - Thursdays
I work from home, with a designated counselling room for confidentiality and comfort.
There is free parking outside my door.
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Types of client